Varadkar watch - track his successes and failures as Taoiseach for easy reference

artfoley56

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You're coming across as someone who is looking to run away from your earlier posts.
Post #5724 mentioned that they wouldn't vote for FF, FG, Labour and poor SF. For some reason, you joined in but for some reason you left out SF, post #5732.
Stop being childish on this.
You're coming across as quite ridiculous and stalkerish. I've explained my reasoning for leaving out SF, they've never been in power.
 


bells of shando

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Why do voters not realise there are options besides the usual bunch of eejits in FF/FG/Labour/SF.
Probably because the controlled media do not allow them air time on Paddys Pravda.
 

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Guys, at one time in rural Ireland people used to shout out their votes at the ballot box to show that they were voting "the right way". Heard of that happening in parts of Mayo in the `1930s.
We now have a secret ballot. Can we keep it that way?
 

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It'll be interesting to see how Varadkar deals with Maria Bailey later tis week - any predictions at this stage?
 

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How very FG - an internal inquiry...


There must be an empty space on the Taoiseach's "in action" shelf between the Kenny Report and the Moriarty Tribunal for another inquiry report.

When leaders outsource and defer decisions they're not really leaders at all, are they?
 

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There must be an empty space on the Taoiseach's "in action" shelf between the Kenny Report and the Moriarty Tribunal for another inquiry report.

Govt Reports, Enquiries,Tribunals are NEVER meant to give a clear result.
They are a time proven political method/equivalent of Mrs Mopp brushing the dirt under the carpet.
The Judiciary, the Lawyers, the Barristers extort million Euro fees for extending the process, sometimes for years.
The legal fees are in essence a bribe to the Legal System to keep the ball rolling along. The longer the Enquiries go on ,the more money goes in their pockets.
The Judges know it, the Lawyers know it and the Politicians know it and receive their 'get out of jail card'.
All with a nod and a wink.
Irelands Govt, Judicial system, Garda are all in on the racket. We, the forsaken citizen taxpayer, sit and take our medicine.

Eventually the citizens are distracted by another scandal and the eventual report is published without fanfare, by a complicit media, and is left to gather dust on some shelf.
 
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How very FG - an internal inquiry...


There must be an empty space on the Taoiseach's "in action" shelf between the Kenny Report and the Moriarty Tribunal for another inquiry report.

When leaders outsource and defer decisions they're not really leaders at all, are they?

My thoughts exactly
And all he had to do was take the housing chair off her ...but nope Leo's even screwed that up ...and will drag the controversy out for another 2 weeks

Keep saying it ...Leo is going to implode or say something stupid at some stage during the white heat of a general election campaign ...because he really really isnt all that much
 

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There must be an empty space on the Taoiseach's "in action" shelf between the Kenny Report and the Moriarty Tribunal for another inquiry report.

Govt Reports, Enquiries,Tribunals are NEVER meant to give a clear result.
They are a time proven political method/equivalent of Mrs Mopp brushing the dirt under the carpet.
The Judiciary, the Lawyers, the Barristers extort million Euro fees for extending the process, sometimes for years.
The legal fees are in essence a bribe to the Legal System to keep the ball rolling along. The longer the Enquiries go on ,the more money goes in their pockets.
The Judges know it, the Lawyers know it and the Politicians know it and receive their 'get out of jail card'.
All with a nod and a wink.
Irelands Govt, Judicial system, Garda are all in on the racket. We, the forsaken citizen taxpayer, sit and take our medicine.

Eventually the citizens are distracted by another scandal and the eventual report is published without fanfare, by a complicit media, and is left to gather dust on some shelf.
I've said it here before that the only thing our successive governments ever do to "fix" a scandal is to wait for the next one.
 

Disillusioned democrat

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Interesting article -


Varadkar virtue signaling and lining himself up for a piece of the pie - Obama's "foundation" for fostering leadership???? So when the Russians do it it's interference, but when the darling of the global liberals does it it's leadership fostering.
 

Travis Bickle

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Not signed on in months...still no achievements. I see he's terrible upset about the cervical check shenanigans all the same.
 

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Taoiseach rules out pay restoration for Defence Forces

So we will continue to churn out military trained civilians with no significant respect for the political class. Bad pay and conditions is no way to repay their service. Apparently remuneration is inversely proportional to performance.
Why don't you try reading the article? The headline is a complete misrepresentation of what Varadkar said.
 

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My thoughts exactly
And all he had to do was take the housing chair off her ...but nope Leo's even screwed that up ...and will drag the controversy out for another 2 weeks

Keep saying it ...Leo is going to implode or say something stupid at some stage during the white heat of a general election campaign ...because he really really isnt all that much
Except that he didn't drag out the controversy - it lost oxygen, and went away.
 

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Why don't you try reading the article? The headline is a complete misrepresentation of what Varadkar said.
When you have failing departments, one of the resorts is to disportionately extract resources from functional ones in order to support the failing ones.

In the short term this is often indispensable as a programme of reform but overused it simply spreads the dysfunction and demoralisation across functions becoming revealed as a tactic to conceal inadequate leadership. Take Nero - here was a failed artist who used up the wealth, moral and cultural capital of Rome to support the illusion of his art.

Failing to adequately reward a vital function by redirecting resources from it to support inadequately functioning ones where there is no actual competent effort being made to remedy them deserves dismissal. It is a mockery of duty and a simulacrum of leadership.

The Defence Forces are in deep crisis because their fealty to Ireland left them vulnerable to indefinite exploitation. Maybe the purpose is to deprive us of them and replace them with phonies. Such is the zeitgeist.
 


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